Luke gets off the mark with a massive straight six, Andy falls on 99 and Ben is injured again! although he is able to resume his innings and help steer us to a draw.
Wickets were hard to come by for our bowlers on an afternoon when the bat dominated. However Angus did pick up two wickets, taken with the first balls of his first and second overs. Other wicket takers saw Ben, Tom, Josh and Dave pick up one apiece, but at a cost. With four batsmen scoring 30 or more, the visitors declared at tea on 235 for 6. That’s nine of the last 10 games when the first innings score has surpassed 200 runs!
A poor start saw Tom dismissed for 0 in the second over, Ben and Andrew pushed on until Ben had to retire with with a hand injury. Wes and Luke along with Andy pushed the score on and with Ben’s return after the dismissal of Mike, the run chase was well and truly on. When Andrew was out for 99, his fifty off 58 balls in 62 minutes, with three overs to go it was time to shut up shop and play for that draw.
Ipplepen 235 for 6
Luke 8o 2m 27r 0w, Ben 7o 0m 42r 1w, Tom 9o 2m 36r 1w, Josh 7o 0m 39r 1w, Dave 6o 0m 32r 1w, Bailey Baskerville 3o 0m 20r 0w. Angus 2o 0m 18r 2w
Mount Edgcumbe 198 for 7
Andrew 99 (1 catch), Tom 0, Ben 44* (1 catch), Wes 16, Luke 24, Mike 2, Angus 0 (golden), Lewis Baskerville 1 (1 catch), Bailey 0*, DNB Josh and Dave
Thanks to Wes for the teas and Graham Wills for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game at home to Aldbourne on Sun 9th 12 o’clock start
Saturday 15th at home to Combe Down 12 o’clock start ( please note I have previously to this game as Sunday)
Saturday 29th at home to Exeter Erractics 12 o’clock start ( please note extra game, rearranged cancelled game)
Please contact Andy with your availability for any or all of these games.